“If it’s not for all, it’s not for us.” – Mayor Bill Peduto
It’s Inclusive Innovation Week in Pittsburgh, which kicked off on March 31st and runs through April 7th, and there are a ton of events around the city in which to participate. From free museum hours and a hands-on tour of digital accessibility to talks titled “Open Up. Fix It. Unconscious Bias” and “Inclusion & the Importance of Intersectionality,” there are countless ways to engage.
The Childrens Museum is holding free events all week, such as “Tot Spot: Curiosity and Nature!” on April 5th, and the Banksville Civic Association is holding a workshop focusing on introducing seniors to social media. The week is full of fun and thoughtful events for people of all ages.
Mayor Bill Peduto wants this inclusive mindset to be an integral part of what makes Pittsburgh great. He writes, “Too few cities directly address the goal of innovation through the lens of inclusivity. Our decision to be one of those cities will make the Pittsburgh Innovation Roadmap a tool that will not only better the city, but also its community.” We believe inclusion and innovation are inherently tied to one another, and this week highlights the many Pittsburgh organizations committed to unique approaches to accessibility.
The week ends with NextFest on Friday at 4:30, where “Steel City Codefest and Inclusive Innovation Week are teaming up to bring you a fair of tech for social good in Pittsburgh.” And this isn’t the only First Friday event in the city; be sure to scour the events list and follow #WeInnovatePgh on Twitter for more!